disconsolation


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dis·con·so·late

 (dĭs-kŏn′sə-lĭt)
adj.
1. Seeming beyond consolation; extremely dejected: disconsolate at the loss of the dog. See Synonyms at depressed.
2. Cheerless; gloomy: a disconsolate winter landscape.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin discōnsōlātus : Latin dis-, dis- + cōnsōlātus, past participle of cōnsōlārī, to console; see console1.]

dis·con′so·late·ly adv.
dis·con′so·la′tion (-kŏn′sə-lā′shən) n.
References in classic literature ?
Therefore when they dewelope an intention of parting company from us, I shall take measures for detaining of 'em, and restoring 'em to their friends, who I dare say have had their disconsolation pasted up on every wall in London by this time.
The listeners were briefed that each of the three emotions listed (joy, anger, sadness) also comprised several other closely related emotions: joy included gratitude, happiness, pleasure and exhilaration; anger included resentment, irony, reluctance, contempt, malice and rage; sadness covered loneliness, disconsolation, concern and hopelessness; while, neutral speech was to be understood as normal speech, without special emotions.
And while disappointment is added to failure, and despondence to disconsolation, tragedy and catastrophe accumulate like the pile of debris that grows skyward before Walter Benjamin's angel of history (Benjamin, 257-8).